Five Doctoral Graduate Teaching Assistant scholarships were created by the United States Sports Academy in honor of the memory of a dedicated Board of Trustees. The Academy is accepting applications for the program from those who are interested in pursuing a Doctor of Education in Sports Management (Ed.D) degree as a full-time resident student.

The assitantships are named in tribute to: Charlie Cape, a Trustee on the Academy’s inaugural Board; Carl Maddox, a long-serving Trustee chairman whose name is also on the Academy’s Sports Management Award presented each year for excellence in athletics administration; Herman Maisel, a former Trustee who was named to the Mobile Sports Hall of Fame for his contributions to high school sports and who played an instrumental role in securing the Academy’s campus in Daphne, Alabama; Ben Weider, a former Trustee and founder of the International Federation of BodyBuilders; and Jimmy Carnes, a former Trustee who was a legendary track and field coach at University of Florida, the U.S. Olympic Team and the Florida Track Club.

Those who are selected for the program will play an integral role in the course writing and development of both distance learning and continuing education courses for web-based instruction. They will also teach on-line courses in the Academy’s undergraduate program, and undertake other assignments such as assisting in data collection and analysis for Institutional Effectiveness, undertake special projects, serve as Ambassadors for special events and may be eligible for international teaching assignments (a valid U.S. Passport is required). The graduate assistants will also assist faculty with the development of workshops, seminars, short courses, symposia and institutes offered credit, non-credit or continuing education.

The Doctoral Teaching Assistants will receive a competitive annual stipend, fully paid individual student health insurance policy, as well as a tuition waiver. Applicants must be first accepted as a student into the doctoral program. In addition, it is not required but the Academy is interested in filling one assistantship with an applicant who has a background in golf.

Anyone interested in applying should send a résumé, letter of interest and three professional references to; United States Sports Academy; Attention: Director of Administration; One Academy Drive; Daphne, AL 36526; Fax: 251.621.2527 EOE. For additional information, contact the Dean of Student Services at 251-626-3303, ext. 7147 or visit the employment page. The United States Sports Academy is an E-Verify employer. If you have a legal right to work in the United States, there are laws to protect you against discrimination in the workplace.